Welcome to Camera Clips September 2015. The banner this week is a colour Infrared Photograph by Jack Dascombe, the newest member of our club.
I had originally planned to publish this edition in June, but things got away from me. I have been travelling in Britain for 6 weeks. Perhaps I can tell you more about my travels at a later date. I had prepared two articles before I left. There was an excursion to Mt Lofty Botanical gardens and a summary from the workshop – using Gimp to create a grunge angel.
I returned to my first meeting in August 2015 to hear 5 short presentations from different members of the club. This was a great meeting with five very varied and different presentations. I have been fortunate in receiving articles from two of the speakers. Jen Williams has given me five pictures from her beach series. I admire Jen’s quick uncanny eye for composition and texture. Also Jack Dascombe has given me a few paragraphs on Infrared photography. Jack is an articulate and expressive new member of our club. His passion for photography is quite contagious. I must admit that until I heard Jack speak I had not really appreciated the range of possibilities of IR photography.
I have not been the only traveler in our group. Bruce Nankivell has just returned from walking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. Bruce has produced a summary of his travels. I sympathize with Bruce who walked 800km compared to my meager 300km. I am sure he had his fair share of blisters.
Lastly I watched a documentary on ABC TV about a street photographer, Vivian Maier. I was talking to our president Ashley Hoff and Chris Schultz who had both enjoyed it and so I watched it on i-view. I have produced a brief article about this enigmatic woman and her wonderful photos. Also you should compare her work to that of her contempories, Garry Winogrand and Robert Frank.
I hope you enjoy this edition of Camera Clips. James